The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Cognos products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Cognos over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within IBM Cognos.

Cognos
North West / Lancashire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 44 46
Contract jobs citing Cognos 0 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire - 0.67% 0.25%
As % of the Vendors category - 1.40% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £20.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.06 £20.50 £27.25
% change year-on-year -21.65% -24.77%  

Cognos is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 156 215 173
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 46.29% 48.21% 43.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 126 94
Median daily rate £450 £388 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.12% +28.99%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £275 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £498 £514
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £361
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 18 22
Median hourly rate £42.50 £20.50 £18.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +107.31% +8.58%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £14.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £37.90 £31.36
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

Cognos
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire citing Cognos as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Cognos in Lancashire

Cognos
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cognos in Lancashire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cognos in Lancashire

Cognos
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cognos in Lancashire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cognos in Lancashire